WACA honors 3 at Blue Monday Extravaganza at Yacht Club

Triple Honors! – Joseph “Joe” E. Moore Jr., president of The Moore Group and former Shell Oil Co. exec; Perri Irmer, CEO of Ill. Sports Facility Authority; and Ald. Toni Preckwinkle (4th) receive high praise during “Blue Monday Extravaganza XXIV” hosted by the Westside Association for Community Action on July 12, 5 p.m.-9 p.m., at the Chicago Yacht Club, Monroe Street and Lake Shore Dr. The annual fundraiser, as always, will feature dancing, an abundant buffet, silent auction, brief program and lots and lots of networking opportunities right on the edge of Lake Michigan’s shoreline. Sen. Art L. Turner, WACA board member and benefit chair, and Janet Jones (Janet Jones & Associates), WACA president, are the official co-captains and benefit hosts. Other officers: Bill Williams (Convention & Tourism Bureau) and Michael Lieteau (AT&T), vice presidents; Howard Patton, treasurer; Connie Harris (Lakeside Bank), secretary; and Michael Fountain (Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority), parliamentarian. Additional WACA board members and “Blue Monday” co-hosts are Michael Brown, Verneice Cherry, Dr. Sandy Gibson, Mel Hopson, Adrienne Jones, Al Palmer, Deborah Sexton, Citseko Staples, Don Wallace, Debra Welsey, Melvyn Williams III, Henry Wilson, Roy Young, Ernest Jenkins, WACA CEO and this writer. For more info and/or reservations, contact Lola Jenkins at (773) 277-4400, ext. 117. Yep, we’re there! Attn: Jazz Junkies!

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